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  • City Council approves bill to add third gender on birth certificates (New York)

    09/25/2018 5:26:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Rich Calder
    The City Council on Wednesday approved legislation that will allow New Yorkers to select a third gender category on their birth certificates. The change, which has the backing of Mayor de Blasio, ensures a new “non-binary” identity category known as “X” will be available on birth certificates for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. It was approved 41-6 in a Council vote. Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who introduced the legislation, said it will make “New York birth certificates more inclusive for all and will send a powerful signal to the world that New York City government...
  • Former friend of Kavanaugh slams 'hurtful' insinuation about her in his yearbook

    09/24/2018 6:24:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 09 | Aris Folley
    Renate Schroeder Dolphin, a woman who knew Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his teenage years, is denouncing a "horrible" and "simply untrue" insinuation after The New York Times found her referenced several times by name in his high school yearbook. The newspaper reported on Monday that the woman’s name appeared in a photo in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook that featured Kavanaugh, who has been accused of committing sexual assault at a party when he was in high school, and four other men along with the caption “Renate Alumni.” According to the newspaper, the phrase was a reference to...
  • Ronan Farrow’s Kavanaugh story causes media meltdown

    09/24/2018 6:28:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    New Yorker writers Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer pushed back Monday against the New York Times’ coverage of the latest sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. ** The paper said it interviewed “several dozen people” in a vain attempt to find someone with “firsthand knowledge” to corroborate Ramirez’s allegations. The Times also said Ramirez contacted former classmates to see if they remembered the alleged incident — and told some she wasn’t sure it was Kavanaugh who exposed himself. But in a Twitter post Monday, Farrow said it was “not accurate” for a Washington Post columnist to have tweeted...
  • Trump Claims Foreign Allies Don’t Want Him To Declassify Russia Documents

    09/21/2018 2:07:12 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 114 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/1212018 | Chuck Ross
    President Donald Trump claimed Thursday and Friday that foreign allies have asked him not to declassify documents from the Russia probe the unnamed foreign countries Trump said that he is honoring the allies’ wishes, as well as the DOJ’s, by backing off of his declassification request
  • Jane Mayer: Accuser Told Ronan Farrow She Wasn’t Sure of Story

    09/24/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | September 24, 2018 9:25 AM | By Jack Crowe
    Jane Mayer said on Monday that Deborah Ramirez, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually harassing her, told her New Yorker colleague Ronan Farrow that she couldn’t be sure of the Supreme Court nominee’s guilt. Confronted with a New York Times report indicating Ramirez expressed doubts about Kavanaugh’s guilt to former Yale classmates, Mayer said Ramirez shared those doubts before they published their bombshell report on Sunday. “To Ronan she said she wasn’t absolutely certain, she needed to make certain before she was going to say anything publicly. She remembered the specifics, the graphic specifics, and she tried to remember for...
  • Brett Kavanaugh, wife Ashley speak out on Supreme Court nomination controversy in Fox News exclusive

    09/24/2018 1:11:26 PM PDT · by be-baw · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2018 | Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE – Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, and his wife, Ashley, are speaking out to Fox News in an exclusive interview Monday on the sexual misconduct accusations that have threatened to derail his confirmation. The interview is set to air at 7 p.m. ET on "The Story" with Martha MacCallum...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 24-28,2018

    09/24/2018 12:56:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 24, 2018 | Sean Hannity
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  • THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS UNABLE TO CORROBORATE SECOND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER’S STORY

    09/24/2018 11:38:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:12 AM 09/24/2018 | Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor
    The New York Times reported on Sunday that it was unable to corroborate the claims of a second accuser who says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her in college. Deborah Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face while she was drunk at a Yale University dormitory party. The New Yorker ran with Ramirez’s allegation on Sunday despite being unable to produce any firsthand witnesses or confirm that Kavanaugh was at the party where the incident was said to have occurred.The New York Times noted several paragraphs deep in a report that it chose not...
  • Ronan Farrow: Senate Democrats 'Actively Came Looking' for New Kavanaugh Accusation

    09/24/2018 11:31:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | MATT MARGOLIS
    The shocking allegations made by Deborah Ramirez against Brett Kavanaugh fell apart in record time, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from seizing on these new allegations to... you guessed it, call for a delay. Recent revelations suggest this was the Democrats' plan all along — that this whole bogus story was concocted by Senate Democrats as Christine Blasey Ford's story fell apart last week.Check out what Ronan Farrow said on Good Morning America earlier today: STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did [Deborah Ramirez] come forward? FARROW: She came forward because Senate Democrats came looking for this claim. She did not flag this. This came...
  • Gillibrand calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn

    09/24/2018 8:29:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 104 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is calling for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to be withdrawn following two sexual misconduct allegations against him. Gillibrand on Sunday tweeted her support for Deborah Ramirez, the woman who hours earlier went public in The New Yorker with her accusations against Kavanaugh. Ramirez is alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself without her consent when the two attended Yale University together in the 1980s.
  • New Yorker Publishes Account From Second Brett Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 5:35:51 PM PDT · by Kazan · 263 replies
    Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer have released a report in the New Yorker from a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct — and this time it includes a dildo. The 53-year-old accuser Deborah Ramirez told the New Yorker that she was initially hesitant to speak out because she was drunk at the time and her memory had gaps. She spent six days “carefully assessing her memories” and consulting with her attorney before going public. Ramirez said that, when both she and Kavanaugh were freshmen at Yale, she was invited by a friend on the women’s soccer team to...
  • Soros’s Son Pours Nearly $3 Million Into Democratic Coffers for Midterms...

    09/23/2018 3:53:58 PM PDT · by caww · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 9/23/2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Alex's largest donation this cycle was for $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC (SMP), a committee launched by former staffers of retired Nevada senator Harry Reid that is dedicated to electing and keeping Democrats in the Senate. SMP reports nearly $80 million in contributions this cycle, and Alex's $2 million donation makes him one of the top donors to the PAC, its filings show. The group has already dished out more than $30 million in independent expenditures this cycle backing Democrats. Alex added $33,900 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's coffers. Another $101,700 was given to the committee's headquarters...
  • Drudge Says Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer Set to Break Report on Kavanaugh: ‘Another Woman?’

    09/23/2018 3:33:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 569 replies
    Mediate ^ | September 23, 2018
    <p>Insiders claim Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer are set to report a new twist in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation... Developing...</p>
  • Kavanaugh to Give Senate Calendars From 1982 to Back Up Denial

    09/23/2018 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Raebie · 259 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Pete Baker
    WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand over to the Senate Judiciary Committee that do not show a party consistent with the description of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, according to someone working for his confirmation. The calendars do not disprove Dr. Blasey’s allegations, Judge Kavanaugh’s team acknowledged. He could have attended a party that he did not list. But his team will argue to the senators that the calendars provide no corroboration for her account of a small gathering at a house where he allegedly pinned her to...
  • The city could pay billions for a test that didn’t really discriminate

    09/23/2018 11:01:23 AM PDT · by OddLane · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Post Editorial Board
    It’s just nuts that the city might have to cough up billions for supposedly racist teacher-certification exams it stopped using long ago. But don’t count on Mayor de Blasio to fight it. To be clear: No one has ever had to show that the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test, aka LAST, was actually discriminatory. “Disparate impact” law makes it necessary to demonstrate only that members of minority groups perform worse on an exam than their peers. And if officials can’t then prove the tests are effective at screening out unqualified would-be employees — a highly subjective measure — well, case...
  • College professors allegedly sold drugs, ‘pimped’ out students

    09/23/2018 10:57:20 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Sara Dorn and Melissa Klein
    Veteran professors at the Manhattan school renowned for training future crime-fighters ran a lawless den of depravity called “the swamp,” where they allegedly used and sold drugs, and “pimped” out and sexually preyed on students, according to two women at the center of a widening scandal at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The shocking allegations are now under criminal probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the state Inspector General, The Post has learned. After the paper first revealed two weeks ago that formal sex-harassment complaints against four professors were being probed by the taxpayer-funded CUNY school,...
  • Feinstein and Ford Are Destroying the #MeToo Movement

    09/23/2018 9:56:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 | ROGER L SIMON
    It took the French Revolution ten years (1789-1799) to go from an idealistic fight for freedom to the one-man rule of Napoleon, but these are fast-moving times and the #MeToo movement has gone from the necessary correction of monsters like Harvey Weinstein to an all-out assault on the rule of law and hatred of the entire male sex in about eighteen months. (Well, it was men who came up with the Magna Carta.) Think I'm exaggerating? How about the nauseating misandry of the senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono? Not only, in the eyes of Ms. Hirono, is Brett Kavanaugh automatically...
  • Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

    09/22/2018 10:56:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 09/23/2018 | Órla Ryan
    Leo Varadkar is set to travel to New York today ahead of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. The Taoiseach will visit the UN headquarters in New York tomorrow to attend the summit, which is being held in honor of the centenary of Mandela’s birth. […] The Taoiseach will address the plenary and will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with heads of state during which he will raise Ireland’s campaign for an elected seat at the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 term. …
  • Judges signal they'll revive Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit against N.Y. Times

    09/21/2018 4:27:15 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | 09/21/2018 | AP
    A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times. A three-judge panel found it unusual that a judge tossed the lawsuit last year after hearing testimony from a single witness. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard oral arguments Friday.
  • Rosenstein rips NYT for ‘inaccurate’ story on Trump recordings

    09/21/2018 12:19:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is challenging a bombshell story in The New York Times alleging that he discussed secretly recording President Trump last year, calling it “inaccurate” and “factually incorrect.” Rosenstein in a statement released by the Justice Department also said that there was “no basis” to invoke the 25th Amendment, after the Times reported that he proposed recruiting various Cabinet officials to take such a step in order to remove Trump from office over his unfitness. “The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” Rosenstein said. “I will not further comment on a story based on...